Bet­ter to have tried and failed

The Star Early Edition - - OPINION & ANALYSIS -

IT IS that time of the year again when peo­ple will be mak­ing New Year’s res­o­lu­tions.

As you read this, I have made a res­o­lu­tion to com­pletely cut out con­sum­ing Coca-Cola in 2017.

Coke got me so hooked it is not funny.

I tried the new Coke Life, but it did not have THAT THING! The tex­ture is dif­fer­ent.

As a lover of that soda, I felt like I was cheat­ing on my girl­friend with her cousin, not just any cousin, but her less pretty, less in­tel­li­gent, less witty and less funny cousin.

It is true of the new Coke, it has ev­ery­thing less, and I don’t par­tic­u­larly like less. Dis­taste­ful! Worse, I was do­ing okay un­til Mon­day, January 2, 2017. My ad­dic­tion to Coke is like that of drugs. I got home around 8pm. My fam­ily had fin­ished eat­ing sup­per and I saw a 2 litre bot­tle of Coke on the din­ner ta­ble.

It is need­less of me to say what hap­pened next.

So, if you have failed to keep your res­o­lu­tions so far, re­mem­ber, you did not fail to try, you tried and failed. But do not give up. Maybe my New Year’s res­o­lu­tion should be: no res­o­lu­tions at all.

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